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Collection Zandra Rhodes Digital Study Collection
Designer Zandra Rhodes (British, born 1940)
Season Autumn/Winter 1987
Fashion Collection Name If You Wish Upon a Star
Style Number 87/86
Style Number Page 432
Description Silk chiffon evening dress; hand beaded roll to the high round neckline; long fitted sleeves with beaded trim; the bodice is lined; knee-length skirt in tiers of ruffles with beading to the peplum. The All Over Stars print has been used throughout with the border emphasising the shoulder line, peplum and skirt hem. The skirt and peplum are both supported underneath by a layer of net.
Place Of Origin London (designed)
Objects evening dress
Main Fabric silk chiffon
Additional Fabrics  net
Techniques hand beaded, ornamented, satin stitched, screen printed
Textile Print Design Name All Over Stars
Colourway dark blue printed with gold, silver
Credit Line Mannequin courtesy of Rootstein
Keywords magical
Copyright Zandra Rhodes 2012.
Terms Of Use Available for use in learning, teaching, and research, under the terms of a non-commercial Creative Commons Licence (CC BY-NC-SA).
Notes This dress was worn by Zandra Rhodes as she walked down the catwalk with Ben Sholten at the end of the 'If You Wish Upon A Star' catwalk show. A photograph of Zandra wearing this dress is in the book: Zandra Rhodes a lifelong love affair with textiles (Monsef et al 2005, p.18).

Elizabeth Taylor wore a version of this dress.
Location Zandra Rhodes Archives, London, UK

 

 

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